History Main / SnarkBait

29th Apr '16 8:57:03 PM Az_Tech341
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* Armond White's movie reviews, as can be found on [[http://www.nypress.com/flex-10-armond-white.html The New York Press Website]] and [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-2725/ Rotten Tomatoes]], constantly bring vitriol upon those who read them. Seriously, just look at the individual moviepages at RottenTomatoes - his will, almost without fail, rack up the most comments. He's gained a reputation for being a completely predictable [[CommanderContrarian contrarian]], and many suspect he's only looking to gain controversy and thus [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity gain attention for himself]] (Creator/RogerEbert even called him a {{Troll}}). Ironically, his reviews have actually become arguably the most reliable prediction of how good or bad a movie is; if he slams it, it's a good movie, and if he kisses up to it, it's a bad movie.

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* Armond White's movie reviews, as can be found on [[http://www.nypress.com/flex-10-armond-white.html The New York Press Website]] and [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-2725/ Rotten Tomatoes]], constantly bring vitriol upon those who read them. Seriously, just look at the individual moviepages at RottenTomatoes - his he will, almost without fail, rack up the most comments. He's gained a reputation for being a completely predictable [[CommanderContrarian contrarian]], and many suspect he's only looking to gain controversy and thus [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity gain attention for himself]] (Creator/RogerEbert even called him a {{Troll}}). Ironically, his reviews have actually become arguably the most reliable prediction of how good or bad a movie is; if he slams it, it's a good movie, and if he kisses up to it, it's a bad movie.
25th Apr '16 9:51:17 AM Darthrai
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* ''Franchise/CallOfDuty''. The franchise suffers heavily from HypeBacklash due to its popularity; as a result, there are people who make fun of its [[RealIsBrown cinematic hyperrealism]] and how it appeals to the rowdy "dudebro" demographic as well as [[PeripheryDemographic pottymouthed kids and teens]] attracted by the violence. Related memes, such as Major League Gaming along with ProductPlacement for Doritos and Mountain Dew, are frequently mentioned and used when making fun of the series. [[https://www.wattpad.com/134798382-mountain-dew-and-doritos-an-epic-mlg-tale-swear-on An example.]]
24th Apr '16 8:46:20 AM The_Winchester_Kid
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24th Apr '16 8:42:29 AM The_Winchester_Kid
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' is full of in-universe examples, most of which are parodies of B-horror films. In one episode, Mordecai gets tickets for "Love-Bot 2" just because the first one was such a bad movie.
10th Apr '16 8:27:52 PM jormis29
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* The 2010 horror film ''Film/{{Frozen}}'' (not to be confused with the [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Disney film]]) can be considered this, with its unlikable TooDumbToLive characters and wandering packs of wolves.

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* The 2010 horror film ''Film/{{Frozen}}'' ''Film/{{Frozen 2010}}'' (not to be confused with the [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Disney film]]) can be considered this, with its unlikable TooDumbToLive characters and wandering packs of wolves.
9th Apr '16 6:17:02 AM ironballs16
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** The XboxOne. That is all.

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** The XboxOne. That is all.XboxOne - people were calling it the "X-Bone" literally the same day as it was announced.
2nd Apr '16 12:48:21 PM dinohunterpat
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* Creator/PeterMolyneux and many of his [[VideoGame/BlackAndWhite more]], [[Franchise/{{Fable}} recent]], [[Videogame/Godus games]]. His habit of [[HypeBacklash overhyping games that turn out to be buggy mediocre]] has turned his named into a punchline for lying game developers. It didn't help that he would constantly feign CreatorBacklash and refusing to break old habits change his marketing strategy has made him a favorite source of mockery for video game comedians like Jim Sterling and Yahtze.



* Virtually every well-known politician gets this treatment. Donald Trump in particular gets bonus points for convincing Gwen Ifill to snark at his antics at the start of the March 4, 2016 edition of ''Washington Week'' on PBS, in which she notes that even she's close to her limit.

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* Virtually every well-known politician gets this treatment. Donald Trump Drumpf in particular gets bonus points for convincing Gwen Ifill to snark at his antics at the start of the March 4, 2016 edition of ''Washington Week'' on PBS, in which she notes that even she's close to her limit.
23rd Mar '16 1:56:31 PM BigBertha
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* "[[Music/DrowningPool Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the floor. Let the bodies hit the]]" ({{beat}}) [[SuddenlyScreaming FLOOR!!!!!!]]



* ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' did a hilarious [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2006/aug/11/popandrock.shopping8 review]] of Paris Hilton's SelfTitledAlbum.

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* ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' did a hilarious [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2006/aug/11/popandrock.shopping8 review]] of Paris Hilton's Creator/ParisHilton's SelfTitledAlbum.
20th Mar '16 9:50:34 AM Berrenta
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* Many ads, posters, and articles from [[WorldWarII the 1940's]] and [[TheFifties 50's]] weren't considered SnarkBait in their own time, but contain ValuesDissonance that people enjoy laughing at decades later. Adding naughty captions to prim-and-perfect media of the period is also popular.

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* Many ads, posters, and articles from [[WorldWarII the 1940's]] and [[TheFifties 50's]] weren't considered SnarkBait Snark Bait in their own time, but contain ValuesDissonance that people enjoy laughing at decades later. Adding naughty captions to prim-and-perfect media of the period is also popular.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is excellent SnarkBait, as evidenced by [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries its abridged series]].

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is excellent SnarkBait, Snark Bait, as evidenced by [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries its abridged series]].



* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' is probably the single most widely circulated fanfic ever created specifically ''because'' of this trope. It's probably more BileFascination and SoBadItsGood than SnarkBait, but both still apply.

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* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' is probably the single most widely circulated fanfic ever created specifically ''because'' of this trope. It's probably more BileFascination and SoBadItsGood than SnarkBait, Snark Bait, but both still apply.



* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' starts off as BileFascination, but becomes SnarkBait on repeated viewings.

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* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' starts off as BileFascination, but becomes SnarkBait Snark Bait on repeated viewings.



** Paris Hilton herself is SnarkBait due to her lifestyle, behavior, and (at one time) constant appearances in the tabloids.

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** Paris Hilton herself is SnarkBait Snark Bait due to her lifestyle, behavior, and (at one time) constant appearances in the tabloids.



* Most Disney acts like MileyCyrus and the JonasBrothers are also common victims.

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* Most Disney acts like MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus and the JonasBrothers Music/JonasBrothers are also common victims.



* Modern PopMusic as a whole has become SnarkBait ever since the internet started becoming more widespread.
* PopPunk became SnarkBait to the punk community once the "second wave" became mainstream popular. Bands that bear the full brunt of derision include Music/GreenDay, Music/{{Blink182}}, Music/SimplePlan, and Music/GoodCharlotte.
* In general, pretty much any DeadHorseGenre is going to be SnarkBait, period.

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* Modern PopMusic as a whole has become SnarkBait Snark Bait ever since the internet started becoming more widespread.
* PopPunk became SnarkBait Snark Bait to the punk community once the "second wave" became mainstream popular. Bands that bear the full brunt of derision include Music/GreenDay, Music/{{Blink182}}, Music/SimplePlan, and Music/GoodCharlotte.
* In general, pretty much any DeadHorseGenre is going to be SnarkBait, Snark Bait, period.



* ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. As with ''Big Rigs'', the game was very clearly an ObviousBeta. But that was nothing compared to the HypeBacklash creator Creator/JohnRomero got for the game's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Daikatana_ad_-_John_Romero_is_about_to_make_you_his_bitch_-_Suck_it_down.jpg marketing campaign]] and constant [[ScheduleSlip delays]][[note]]it was originally slated for release around Christmas, 1997 as a direct competitor to Quake 2 but didn't see release until the Summer of 2000[[/note]]. The game itself wasn't that bad, but given its long development time and especially John Romero's pomp, pretty much anything less than SoCoolItsAwesome would've guaranteed that the game would become SnarkBait for years to come.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever''. The game's notorious fourteen year development made it SnarkBait before it was even released. And, when it finally did come out, it was mostly a SoOkayItsAverage shooter with dated pop culture references, a boring protagonist, and none of the charm that made the original VideoGame/DukeNukem3D a success.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. As with ''Big Rigs'', the game was very clearly an ObviousBeta. But that was nothing compared to the HypeBacklash creator Creator/JohnRomero got for the game's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Daikatana_ad_-_John_Romero_is_about_to_make_you_his_bitch_-_Suck_it_down.jpg marketing campaign]] and constant [[ScheduleSlip delays]][[note]]it was originally slated for release around Christmas, 1997 as a direct competitor to Quake 2 but didn't see release until the Summer of 2000[[/note]]. The game itself wasn't that bad, but given its long development time and especially John Romero's pomp, pretty much anything less than SoCoolItsAwesome would've guaranteed that the game would become SnarkBait Snark Bait for years to come.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever''. The game's notorious fourteen year development made it SnarkBait Snark Bait before it was even released. And, when it finally did come out, it was mostly a SoOkayItsAverage shooter with dated pop culture references, a boring protagonist, and none of the charm that made the original VideoGame/DukeNukem3D a success.



** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' as well, mainly for the fact that it tries to be as dark and edgy as possible without getting the T rating. Between this and the aforementioned game, the whole series fell into SnarkBait until ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and/or ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' [[PopularityPolynomial redeemed the series in the public eye]].

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** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' as well, mainly for the fact that it tries to be as dark and edgy as possible without getting the T rating. Between this and the aforementioned game, the whole series fell into SnarkBait Snark Bait until ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and/or ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' [[PopularityPolynomial redeemed the series in the public eye]].
4th Mar '16 5:07:28 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Virtually every well-known politician gets this treatment.

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* Virtually every well-known politician gets this treatment. Donald Trump in particular gets bonus points for convincing Gwen Ifill to snark at his antics at the start of the March 4, 2016 edition of ''Washington Week'' on PBS, in which she notes that even she's close to her limit.
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